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World's first orbiting barista (+video)
World's first orbiting barista (+video)

The first Italian woman in space is now the world's first orbiting barista.

Spacecraft crashes into Mercury

An unmanned Nasa spacecraft has crashed on the surface of the planet Mercury, after it ran out of fuel.

Faulty spacecraft set to crash in Pacific

An unmanned Russian spacecraft is spinning out of control and is set to plummet to Earth next week.

Spacecraft plunging towards Earth

The Russian spacecraft that went rogue yesterday has begun an unstoppable descent into Earth's atmosphere, experts have…

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The Bachelor final: Matilda wins Art's heart video The Bachelor final: Matilda wins Art's heart

Matilda Rice has become the inaugural winner of The…

Missing boy: Car recovered video Missing boy: Car recovered

The car linked to missing Invercargill boy Mike Zhao-Beckenridge…

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Star pupil zooms in to say thanks
Star pupil zooms in to say thanks

It was the black-and-white, flickering image of Neil Armstrong landing on the moon more than 45 years ago that inspired…

Kiwi space lawyer says asteroid mining legal
Kiwi space lawyer says asteroid mining legal

A New Zealand-based lawyer specialising in international space law says there are no laws preventing the mining of asteroids…

Science throws new light on dark matter
Science throws new light on dark matter

Dark matter may not be so dark after all, after scientists witnessed the mysterious cosmic entity interacting with the universe…

SpaceX fails to nail rocket landing
SpaceX fails to nail rocket landing

SpaceX launched a shipment of groceries to space but its third attempt to land the leftover booster on an ocean platform…

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World's first battery rocket
World's first battery rocket

Rocket Lab unveiled its turbo pump system overnight at the United States Space Symposium, a gathering…

Salty secrets found in Martian soil

The surface of Mars may still hold water - albeit the saltiest variety possible - according to scientists, after Nasa's…

Billionaires Branson, Allen seek Earth orbit

Paul Allen and Richard Branson are focusing on breakthrough spaceflight closer to home: cheap cargo trips to Earth orbit…

Legalised asteroid mining may be key to future spacefaring

A small but ambitious group of investors has a novel plan to mine asteroids for fun and profit. But it is possibly illegal…

Is there anyone out there?
Is there anyone out there?

Is there anyone out there? The answer is almost certainly yes, says a top Nasa scientist who believes…

Jeff Tallon: Biblical lunar eclipse comes full circle

We have had rather a feast of eclipses recently, and there is more to come. Physicist Dr Jeff Tallon explains.

New Zealand 'stupid' - top space engineer

New Zealand has been blasted as "stupid" by a top space engineer for not investing more in science and engineering.

Stargazers catch flash of red

Stargazers around the country were treated to a total lunar eclipse over the weekend - the last chance to witness the spectacle…

Tiny black hole could explode Big Bang

The detection of miniature black holes by the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) could prove the existence of parallel universes…

You don't know your star sign
You don't know your star sign

Almost nobody was born under the sign they think they are, as the astrological calendar has failed to…

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